UCAS, the people who basically decide what uni you’re going to, have been sending out a bizarre ‘gift’ to students across the country.
For whatever reason, they’re sending tampons and sanitary towels to ‘lucky’ students who are pretty baffled by the whole thing, to be honest.
Hundreds have taken to Twitter to let people know about their envelopes from UCAS which proudly declare: ‘Because the best times call for the best protection’.
The envelopes also come with information about prospective universities along with samples from Always and Tampax.
Some people had theories…
Ucas sending free tampons and sanitary towels in the post will come in handy to soak up my sadness and disappointment on results day x
— Evie (@eviejohnsooon) July 23, 2016
But most are just confused…
Why have I got ucas sending me tampons and pads???????? pic.twitter.com/1k9riqpXG2
— A bee ? (@AbbWalker_) July 23, 2016
— kate ? (@katywilliamsye) July 23, 2016
No way UCAS randomly sent me free samples of sanitary towels/tampons, actual wtf???? pic.twitter.com/VPwVLLd37V
— Aimée (@aimeeplewsx) July 23, 2016
Can someone explain why UCAS have sent me free samples of always products pic.twitter.com/a4MEHvQo3z
— liv (@_yakimono_) July 23, 2016
UCAS can send me free pads and tampons but make me wait months to let me know if I've got into uni????? pic.twitter.com/MiBb1YSuvy
— caitlin (@ifyouseecait) July 23, 2016
WHY IS UCAS SENDING ME TAMPONS Haha pic.twitter.com/lY4UUira0b
— xoxo gossip girl (@TsarLiz) July 23, 2016
Oh wow thanks UCAS for the lovely free samples I received in the post today…. pic.twitter.com/G2YVOY2cyW
— Joely (@Rafito_Rogelio) July 23, 2016
Jheeeze UCAS, thanks for the tampons??????? pic.twitter.com/JWfmJycFm4
— Ella (@ellxmae_) July 23, 2016
This is all UCAS have to say for themselves…
Hi there. These were freebies from our Marketing Department. *CC
— UCAS Online (@ucas_online) July 22, 2016
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